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Week 6: Pryor retakes lead, Martinez rockets to #4 on Heisman Top 25

Posted by Kari Chisholm on October 15, 2010 in News.

Ingram drops out of top five. Lattimore debuts at #14.

Another week, another change at the top. Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor has retaken a slim lead over Michigan QB Denard Robinson in the poll of Heisman voters. Kellen Moore ranks third, where he's been for several weeks.

But the big news is that Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez shot up to #4 after last week's romp over Kansas State. He had previously been #16. Could a freshman win the Heisman? After three straight sophomore winners (something once thought impossible), anything seems possible.

After a two-week absence, South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore returns at #14. For the first time since week 1, Florida St QB Christian Ponder is back - at #17. Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins debuts at #18, South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia joins the list at #21. And Michigan St LB Greg Jones joins his fellow Spartan on the list at #25. This is the first time there have been three defensive players (Peterson, Marecic, and Jones) in the top 25.

In other big news this week, five players dropped out of the top 25 entirely. Alabama QB Greg McElroy had moved up last week to #13, only to drop out this week. Arizona QB Nick Foles jumped to #14 last week, but is gone now. Washington QB Jake Locker and Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi have been bouncing in and out of the top 25 - and are once again out this week. And after five straight weeks floating around the bottom of the Top 25, Kansas St RB Daniel Thomas also dropped out.

60 actual Heisman voters from 35 states participated in the week six poll.

Full details of the poll on the jump...

The 2010 Week 6 Heisman Poll

1Ohio St QB Terrelle Pryor96%582
2Michigan QB Denard Robinson94%561
3Boise St QB Kellen Moore89%543
4Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez84%5116
5Stanford QB Andrew Luck82%505
6Oregon RB LaMichael James82%496
7Auburn QB Cameron Newton69%438
8Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett66%407
9Alabama RB Mark Ingram53%324
10Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick46%2710
11TCU QB Andy Dalton42%269
12Oklahoma RB DeMarco Murray26%1615
13LSU DB Patrick Peterson25%1511
14South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore23%13--
15Wisconsin RB John Clay22%1319
16Oklahoma QB Landry Jones22%1412
17Florida St QB Christian Ponder18%10--
18Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins15%10--
19Oklahoma St RB Kendall Hunter14%1022
20NC State QB Russell Wilson14%725
21South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia13%9--
22Stanford FB/LB Owen Marecic12%821
23Oregon QB Darron Thomas11%717
24Oregon St RB Jacquizz Rodgers10%724
25Michigan St LB Greg Jones10%6--

Here's the regional breakdown:

rankplayerAtlantic (8)Midwest (9)Northeast (7)South (14)Southwest (12)West (10)
1Ohio St QB Terrelle Pryor100%100%100%100%91%90%
2Michigan QB Denard Robinson100%88%100%92%83%100%
3Boise St QB Kellen Moore75%100%100%100%83%80%
4Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez62%77%100%85%91%90%
5Stanford QB Andrew Luck87%66%85%92%75%90%
6Oregon RB LaMichael James87%77%85%78%83%80%
7Auburn QB Cameron Newton37%66%85%100%75%50%
8Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett75%66%71%78%75%30%
9Alabama RB Mark Ingram50%44%57%50%58%60%
10Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick62%55%28%14%50%70%
11TCU QB Andy Dalton62%11%28%42%50%60%
12Oklahoma RB DeMarco Murray25%11%28%21%41%30%
13LSU DB Patrick Peterson25%11%42%28%16%30%
14South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore25%22%28%0%25%40%
15Wisconsin RB John Clay25%44%28%21%16%0%
16Oklahoma QB Landry Jones37%22%0%28%16%30%
17Florida St QB Christian Ponder25%22%28%14%0%20%
18Michigan St QB Kirk Cousins12%33%0%14%25%10%
19Oklahoma St RB Kendall Hunter12%0%0%14%50%10%
20NC State QB Russell Wilson37%11%28%7%0%0%
21South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia0%11%0%14%25%30%
22Stanford FB/LB Owen Marecic0%33%0%7%16%20%
23Oregon QB Darron Thomas12%11%14%7%16%10%
24Oregon St RB Jacquizz Rodgers12%0%0%21%8%20%
25Michigan St LB Greg Jones0%33%0%0%8%20%

Participating voters included:

Mid-Atlantic: Frank Bodani, Mike Casazza, Doug Doughty, Chuck Landon, Tom Luicci, Susan Lulgjuraj, Matthew Osborne, Caulton Tudor

Midwest: Andy Baggot, Randy Beard, Mike Carmin, Pete DiPrimio, Don Doxsie, Sean Keeler, Tony Krausz, Drew Sharp, Jon Spencer

Northeast: Mark Blaudschun, Mike DiMauro, Brian Koonz, C.J. McCarthy, Cory McCartney, Rick McGowan, Lenn Robbins

South: Brady Ackerman, Sean Baligian, Joe Biddle, Andy Bitter, David Ching, Pat Dooley, Mark Edwards, Ron Higgins, Randy Kennedy, Phillip Marshall, Brett McMurphy, Joshua Parrott, Billy Reed, Bob Tompkins

Southwest: Jimmy Burch, Sean Callahan, Suzanne Halliburton, Kevin Haskin, Gary Ivins, Harry King, Reid Laymance, Dave Matter, David McCollum, John Rohde, Mike'l Severe, Tom Shatel

West: Mark Anderson, Bob Condotta, Ken Goe, Dan Hinxman, Mike Lewis, Jeff Metcalfe, Kevin Schnepf, George Schroeder, John Tamanaha, Scott Wolf